What is a good DLSR camera?

@ravinskye (8242)
United States
October 17, 2011 2:14pm CST
I'm going to be starting a photography club this week. Right now all I have is a point and shoot camera. I'd love to get a dlsr camera but I don't know where to start or what to look for. I'd really love to be able to take great pictures of outdoor stuff and my kids. Any advice?
4 responses
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
18 Oct 11
I love photography and do it as a hobby. I also only have a point and shoot and 2 film cameras. I've been wanting a better camera though. Everyone always says it's between Nikon and Canon for those. I have a Canon point and shoot that I love. I will probably go with the Canon again and try the Rebel series. What kind of photography club is it going to be? I would love to find one.
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
18 Oct 11
I have a Fuji point and shoot that I use and a canon point and shoot that was my old one that I kept as a back up. I have a friend that does photography just for fun of her kids and her town and the pictures are incredible. She uses a Nikon D80. I looked them up and they are almost $1000 or more depending on the lenses you buy to go with it. I can't afford that right now. I'm going to start saving up for some dlsr once I see what everyone prefers. I'm not sure what the photo club is like, I think there is someone that teaches everyone different techniques. My first one is tonight and I was told they are working on long range shots.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
2 Dec 11
Well, I am a nikon user and I like it. But I am sure that for those that own a Canon, the also love it. In other words its all entirely up to you. But most notably I suggest either Nikon or Canon. The are both great cameras and almost have the same features. I am just new with photography and its really exciting most especially when you apply what you have read or learned. Well, I hope you will be able to purchase your desired DSLR soon.
@Bianki (23)
• Philippines
23 Nov 11
Hi ravinskye. There are several dSLRs for beginners. I used Nikon D40. That is (or was) the entry-level model of Nikon but I don't know if it is still available in the market. If not, you can look for the next models... D60 & D80. But if you opt for Canon, you may check Rebel XS. You can always compare, according to your considerations. e.g. cost, megapixels, size. Enjoy shooting! ;)
18 Oct 11
I would love to buy a DSLR too and do a photography course but, I just cannot afford it right now - I hope it all goes well for you and you manage to find a really good camera!